Functional medicine takes on a broader and deeper perspective about what health really means. Our understanding of how the body’s systems work together, of the importance of nutrition tailored to an individual’s body, and of the substantial distinction between genetic disposition and genetic expression continues to grow rapidly.
CountryHealth has teamed up with a variety of leaders in the diagnostic field to offer you innovative tests which are often not available on the NHS. They enable us to gain a clear understanding of how your body works, whether something is missing, or something is bothering you. Our panel of providers is constantly evolving.
ImuPro offers the most comprehensive food intolerance test on the market. It is the only provider which offers a “genetic recipe book” with its ImuPro300.
Food intolerances should not be confused with food allergies in the traditional sense. They are type III IgG allergies which, typically, do not present until hours or even days after the offending food has been eaten.
The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) is the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK. They offer a massive array of tests, some conventional and many not available on the NHS.
Genova Diagnostics offers comprehensive panels that combine standard and innovative biomarkers designed to provide a more complete understanding of specific biological systems that can help our physicians to understand how our patients can achieve optimal health.
KASHI – Genetic tests investigate small genetic variations among humans called SNPs (pronounced “snips”) that can lead to more specialised and effective medical treatments. SNPs are single-nucleotide substitutions that occur in more than one percent of the general population.
Frequently used functional tests:
ImuPro300 – Food Intolerance Test
The ImuPro300 helps to understand which foods might be causing your health problems. It covers 270 foods and additives and a recipe book to support your diet changes. The results are reliable, fully reproducible and are checked through regular quality controls.
Specimen Requirements: Blood sample
ONE (Optimal Nutritional Evaluation) FMV®
The ONE FMV® helps to understand your individual diet and supplementation needs. By assessing organic acids and amino acids, this panel offers personalised functional nutrition assessments covering Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, and Minerals.
Specimen Requirements: First morning urine collection
GI Effects™ (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis with Parasitology)
The GI Effects offers the most advanced non-invasive evaluation of digestion, absorption, gut flora, and the colonic environment. This profile is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases and provides a sensitivity panel for treating pathogenic flora. The addition of Parasitology testing will also indicate whether there are any current parasitic infections.
Specimen Requirements: stool samples
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Toxic Element Clearance Profile
This test measures urinary excretion of toxic metals, including ‘classic’ toxics such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of toxic element exposure.
Specimen Requirements: urine sample
Adrenal Stress Profile
This saliva test can detect imbalances in the daily circadian secretions of the stress hormones cortisol and DHEA. Imbalances in these hormones can indicate an inappropriate response that can negatively impact energy levels, emotions, and many other health complaints. These include anxiety, chronic inflammatory conditions, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, depression, migraines, headaches, recurrent infections, menstrual difficulties and infertility.
Specimen Requirements: 4 saliva samples (5ml) collected at specific times over a 24-hour period